Saturday, August 14, 2010

At the (Kitchen) Improv

As I get more comfortable with cooking and baking, I've been trying to improvise a lot more and not just follow a recipe as written.  Sometimes this happens just because I want to tweak an existing recipe, or things don't work out as planned.  The latter happened this week when I put the last layer of white chocolate mousse on my cake that I mentioned earlier this week.  It was suppoed to be a firm top layer, but as I poured it on, I realized that was not going to happen; it was way too thin.  So, I just let it run over the top and down the sides, so it ended up like a layer of frosting.  The cake was soooo amazing.  Everyone at work loved it and it was devoured in about 5 minutes.  Definitely a keeper!